Right after helping India to a historic win against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Rishabh Pant spent some quality time with MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi. Pant played an unbeaten innings of 89 runs on Day 5 of the fourth Test match in Brisbane to help India win the match and retain the trophy. Busy chilling with Dhoni and his wife, Pant will look forward to repeat his heroics in the upcoming Test series against England. Taking to Instagram, Sakshi posted a picture with the pair.
Rishabh Pant scored two half-centuries in the third and fourth Test matches. He is currently spending time with MS Dhoni and his wife and India will face England in the upcoming series starting on 5 February.
Often a victim of trolls and critics due to fitness and wicketkeeping issues, Pant has suddenly become a national hero. He was India’s highest scorer in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 274 runs. He helped India to a third Test draw by playing a stormy inning of 97 runs and then helped India win the series with a match-winning score.
Apart from Pant, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara did well with the bat to give India victory in the fourth Test. Gill smashed 146 in the second innings of the fourth Test, with Pujara scoring 56 from 211 balls.
India’s upcoming four-match Test series against England starts on 5 February. The team has been named by the BCCI for the first two Tests to be played in Chennai. Pant has been selected and will compete with Wriddhiman Saha for the wicketkeeper position.